All anyone wants to talk about is Research in Motion (RIMM) . RIMM, RIMM, RIMM! I say RIMM rhymes with Garmin (GRMN) - Get Garmin Ltd. (Switzerland) Report. And could ultimately be Garmin, or at least a slightly better, more proprietary Garmin.
I don't care about new RIMM phones. I don't care about RIMM censorship. I don't care about how RIMM owns the enterprise world.
All I care about is who the big carriers are getting behind, and it sure isn't RIMM.
trying to sew up as many
iPhone users it can, before it loses exclusivity to
, which I have been saying will happen in Q1. Verizon's putting its dollars behind the Droid, and it is extremely happy with Droid sales. Still, Verizon is going to pursue Apple big time, and you don't woo Apple unless you decide Apple's getting pole position.
That doesn't leave a lot of room for RIMM.
RIMM's stock is acting like
when they peaked. They would put out new phone iterations, and the stocks would go up and then, bang! They would get hammered when everyone realized they weren't needle movers.
I think RIMM's now good for only one thing -- short squeezes ahead of product intros.
Other than that, just take it off your screen, as I have done with MOT, NOK and GRMN. They are all on my back-up page, getting nary a glance during the important hours of trading.
I am still digging these fertilizer plays and think this worldwide drought will prove supportive for both
, as the way to benefit if you are a farmer in a fecund land is to buy Deere tractors and POT fertilizer.
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